when potty training son what is best hugfies potty training pants or boy briefs underwear

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Dove - posted on 11/27/2014

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I don't know. My girls were the ones that had night accidents.... they had them for four YEARS (not constantly) after we ditched the night time pull ups. The boy... he's the one that was dry through the night before he day trained. lol He's been diaper free at night (after being mostly dry through the night for a year IN diapers) for a bit over 3.5 years and only had maybe a handful of minor night wettings. He doesn't wear underwear though. That lasted about a year. Now he only wears them if he's having the runs (he has digestive issues sometimes) in case he doesn't make it to the toilet in time.

Gena - posted on 11/27/2014

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Lol..i find it funny that my one will ONLY wear boxer shorts..you know those ones like calvin klein? He only wears them..just not calvin klein ones ofcourse :) he is turning 4in jan.The only problem we have is still during the night,he can be dry for like 12nights but then he wets himself. Is there anything i can do? Or do i just let him sleep and wait till he doesnt have anymore accidents?

Dove - posted on 11/27/2014

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Funny Gena... :) My son wouldn't wear pull ups either, but then... he wouldn't wear underwear for the longest time either. He'd take off his diaper just fine, but after about 2 seconds of wearing underwear he'd freak out and pull it off and beg for the diaper again. So... he was fully potty trained for a month before he stopped wearing diapers. lol

Gena - posted on 11/26/2014

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We used boys boxer shorts,the tight ones.But only because i bought normal boys underwear and our son refused wearing them. I did however buy a pack of pullups for in the night but he didnt want to wear them.

Dove - posted on 11/26/2014

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Depends on the child. My youngest potty trained himself in diapers. Some kids potty train fine in diapers or pull ups. Some kids do great w/ cloth underwear. Other kids do best naked.

Ev - posted on 11/26/2014

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Don't I know it. My kids are adults now but I can remember how they were then. My son is almost 18 (less than 1.5 months to go!). When he was training we had to go meet the bus to get his sister and we lived in the country. The field the cows were in was between the temporary bus stop and the house. We went that afternoon to get his sis and on the way he noted the cow plops on the grass. He said gross and I said they should have used the potty. He nodded. When we got home he used the potty to do the pooping. After that it was mostly hit or miss but he knew he had to go in the toilet from now on. Night time training was easiest with them both though.

Shadow - posted on 11/26/2014

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The plastic ones are good, too! Each kid is so different, what works for one may not work for the other. Pull-ups are WAY too expensive! The worst part of training in regular underwear/training pants is the clean up....especially the poop haha

Ev - posted on 11/26/2014

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Thanks for that Shadow. I have worked with children all my adult life. I taught Sunday school and also worked in preschools. Mostly with those of age 3 or under. But I have one child that took to the cloth better than the other and used plastic pants like those used for cloth diapers to avoid accidents with him because pullups were just as you said a diaper and too expensive to buy.

Shadow - posted on 11/26/2014

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I'm the director of a daycare and we work with potty training kids all the time! We ALL agree that the best way is the cloth underwear! Whether it's regular underwear or the kind with extra padding, they work the best! Pull-ups and things like that just feel like a diaper to them.

Ev - posted on 11/26/2014

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Totally cloth under wear. The training pants that are made for kids are still a diaper in a different look. Kids can not feel the wet if they have an accident and will be or even poop in them. At first you might want to use the pullup but after you have been doing this for a while its best to go cloth at home. This will give the child a sense of what their body is doing. But do not push potty training either. If you push it, the child will quit trying to learn. Its a process like walking or any other that the child has to go through to learn to do. You can not make them one day become potty trained. It takes time to do this.

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